JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- Three teens were arrested Friday after allegedly beating and carjacking a 30-year-old man and taking his phone, watch and debit card on April 6.
Two 14-year-old males and a 15-year-old female, whose names were redacted on Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrest reports, are facing felony charges of carjacking (no firearm or deadly weapon), strong arm robbery (no firearm or weapon), kidnapping/inflict bodily harm and a misdemeanor charge of fraudulent or illegal use of credit cards to obtain goods under $300.
According to a Jacksonville Beach Police Department incident report, the man returned to his vehicle, which was parked at 1st Street North and 11th Avenue North around 2 a.m. April 6 when the three teens began punching him in the face, forced him into the backseat and took his watch, iPhone and debit card.
The report says the teens then drove the man to various ATMs in Jacksonville, trying to get money. While stopping at the Wells Fargo at St. Johns Bluff Road and Beach Boulevard, one of the 14-year-old males tried to get $100 out of the ATM and it was declined, according to a JSO arrest report. He then tried to get $80 and that transaction was declined.
When they stopped at the Walmart at 8808 Beach Boulevard, the man was able to get out of the vehicle and flee when the doors unlocked. According to a JSO arrest report, the victim said he was in fear for his life. He also had a contusion on his right eye.
After the man got out, the teens drove off in the vehicle, which was a loaner from O'Steen Volkswagen while the man's regular vehicle was being repaired. According to a JSO arrest report, the vehicle was located April 8 in the 7900 block of Merrill Road and the "O'Steen Volkswagen" sticker on the rear window was peeled off. The vehicle was towed for parking in an unauthorized space.
On Thursday, police discovered the victim's debit card was used at Marathon gas station in Arlington and several Walmart locations, a JSO arrest report detailed.
The teens were all arrested at various times on Friday and one of the 14-year-old males and the 15-year-old female admitted to taking the vehicle, punching the victim and taking his debit card. The other 14-year-old male admitted to driving the vehicle and using the debit card, but denied punching the man in the face, the JSO arrest report detailed.
All three teens were transported to the Duval County Jail.